Ocean Pines residents and businesses will once again have the chance to show off their holiday decorating skills with the community’s annual “Light up the Pines” outdoor display contest.
Registered participants will be judged in four categories: “Top-Notch All-Around,” “Most Creative,” “Most Lights” and “People’s Choice.” The winner in each category will be given an Ocean Pines gift bag and a gift card good at any Ocean Pines amenity. Additionally, the winner in the “People’s Choice” category will receive $50 to be donated to the Ocean Pines organization of his or her choice.
Judging will take place sometime between Dec. 18 and Dec. 25. The ballot for the “People’s Choice” award will be emailed and will be available online at www.OceanPines.org during that time as well. A map showing the locations of the entries will also be available on the website.
Winners in all four categories will be announced by Wednesday, Jan. 7.
Residences and business are eligible to win once every three years. Previous winners may, however, submit their names and addresses to be included in the map of light displays in Ocean Pines.
Volunteer judges are being sought to help with the contest. Any Ocean Pines resident interested in serving as a judge should submit a name and phone number to email@example.com or 410-641-7717 ext. 3014.
Any resident or business interested in entering the contest may do so by submitting a name, address and phone number by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax to 410-641-5581, phone to 410-641-7717 ext. 3014 or to the Ocean Pines Association in person or mail at 239 Ocean Pkwy., Ocean Pines, Md., 21811. Submissions must be received by Friday, Dec. 12 at 5 pm.